Dec
1
Fri
2023
Showcase of Excellence Site Tour
Dec 1 all-day

Join Stormwater NSW on a tour of prestigious projects that have been recognised for excellence in relation to stormwater design, asset management and landscape architecture. The projects will vary in scale and complexity, and we guarantee everyone will learn something that will benefit them and their organisation. The ‘Showcase of Excellence’ site tour will feature 4 parks within City of Sydney. Each of the parks have received an award by Stormwater NSW or Landscape Architects over the last 7 years. The parks and their awards include)
1. Drying Green, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects NSW – Award of Excellence – Parks and Open Space – 20232)
2. Johnston Creek naturalisation, Stormwater NSW Award in excellence for Asset Management in 20213)
3. Victoria Park, Stormwater NSW Award in excellence in Integrated stormwater design in 20194)
4. Sydney Park, Stormwater NSW Award in excellence in in Integrated stormwater design in 2016
This tour will showcase these projects allowing the designers and others to discuss the project in more detail, including:
  • Lessons learnt during the project
  • What are the main considerations during the planning, design, construction and operation of the site
  • What are the main achievements to date
There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to network with the other participants.All sites are close to one another to reduce travel time and maximise the opportunity to explore and discuss these award-winning projects.
Spaces are limited, so register today to avoid disappointment.
Registration Fees
Member Registration – $195.00
Non-Member Registration – $295.00Please note: Registration fees include transfer to all sites, breakfast, and lunch catering.
To register, please click here: https://gems.eventsair.com/stormwater-nsw-site-tour/site-tour-registration
Feb
28
Wed
2024
Current and Future Stormwater Research in NSW Webinar @ Zoom Webinar
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Are you passionate about the future of stormwater management in New South Wales? Join us for an engaging and informative webinar hosted by Stormwater NSW, where leading researchers will delve into the latest advancements and future prospects in stormwater research.

Event Highlights

  • Discover the broad impacts of stormwater and potential mitigation measures.
  • Explore innovative ways to better utilize stormwater as a valuable resource.
  • Learn about improvements in modeling, governance, planning, designs, approvals, and more.
  • Understand the direct and indirect costs of stormwater management and its benefits for cost-benefit analysis.
  • Engage in discussions about future ideas and opportunities.

Special Features

  • Expert Presenters: Hear from renowned researchers at Western Sydney University, Water Sensitive Cities Australia, Macquarie University, and the University of NSW.
  • Interactive Q&A: Pose your burning questions to the experts during the live Q&A session.
  • Networking Opportunities: Discuss potential research collaborations, identify knowledge gaps, and connect with researchers for future engagements.
  • Contact Sharing: Request contact details to engage with presenters in more detail after the event.

Presenter Lineup

  • Western Sydney University
  • Water Sensitive Cities Australia
  • Macquarie University
  • University of NSW

Call for Presentations

If you have ongoing stormwater research projects that align with the themes mentioned above and would like to present at our event, we welcome you to reach out to Craig Bush at craig.bush@sydneywater.com.au.

Don’t miss this opportunity to stay at the forefront of stormwater research in NSW.

REGISTER NOW: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iKW1arMvROiyaeWoUin79A#/registration

Apr
16
Tue
2024
NSW Guidelines for the Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment Measures – Full Day @ Canada Bay Club
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Operations and Maintenance Manual Workshop will be held at the Canada Bay Club in Five Dock on Monday 16 April 2024 in conjunction with the franc.sydney Conference. This full day workshop covers all aspects of operations and maintenance for all types of stormwater treatment measures.

The workshop is aimed at Maintenance Managers and Cleaning Contractors, as well as Council staff involved in the sizing, siting and approval of stormwater treatment measures. The workshop focuses on the guidelines, produced by Stormwater NSW, which have become the industry standard and reference document for the maintenance of stormwater assets across the country.

The cost of the full-day workshop includes morning tea and lunch. A copy of the Guidelines will be provided electronically for all attendees.

Stormwater NSW and Partner Member: $595 Non Member: $795

Presenter: Murray Powell, Optimal Stormwater

Apr
17
Wed
2024
franc.sydney 2024 @ CommBank Stadium
Apr 17 @ 9:00 am – Apr 18 @ 5:00 pm

Future-focused, Resilient, Adaptive and Networked Communities

franc.sydney 2024 is powered by Stormwater NSW and will be held at Commbank Stadium, Sydney on Wednesday, 17, and Thursday, 18 April 2024. The theme for the 2024 Conference is:  Charting the Future from Past Lessons

The theme for franc.sydney 2024 is: Charting the Future from Past Lessons

franc.sydney 2024 will build on the success of the previous franc. Sydney conferences and continue to create a place where industry professionals, community members and key stakeholders can come together to collaborate, share knowledge, network and learn together. It will provide an opportunity for attendees to connect, discover and upskill, whilst contributing to the collective knowledge of our industry via our unique participatory knowledge-sharing format.

This conference will help build a community who will challenge the norms of urban water management and work together to change the way the stormwater industry operates to become more future-focused, resilient, adaptive, and connected.

The FRANC community needs to include professionals, scientists, academics, researchers, and advocates that recognise the need for change, and the need to put the long-term prosperity of the health of our waterways, emissions, and sustainable development above short-term political and financial interests. Most importantly, we bring these people together to help us all speak with one voice.

And it all begins by having ‘franc’ discussions.  We look forward to your participation at franc.sydney 2024.

Please visit our franc.sydney 2024 website for more information !

Apr
19
Fri
2024
Showcase of Excellence Site Tour
Apr 19 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Join Stormwater NSW on a tour of prestigious projects that have been recognised for excellence in relation to stormwater design, asset management and landscape architecture. The projects will vary in scale and complexity, and we guarantee everyone will learn something that will benefit them and their organisation. This site tour will be held on Friday, 19 of April, the day after the franc.sydney Conference concludes.

The ‘Showcase of Excellence’ site tour will feature 4 parks within City of Sydney. Each of the parks have received an award by Stormwater NSW or Landscape architects over the last 7 years. The parks and their awards include:

1) Drying Green, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects NSW – Award of Excellence – Parks and Open Space – 2023

2) Johnston Creek naturalisation, Stormwater NSW Award in excellence for Asset Management in 2021

3) Victoria Park, Stormwater NSW Award in excellence in Integrated stormwater design in 2019

4) Sydney Park, Stormwater NSW Award in excellence in Integrated stormwater design in 2016 

The cost of the full day site tour includes bus transfer, morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea. Stormwater NSW and Partner Member: $195 Non Member: $295

REGISTER NOW: https://gems.eventsair.com/francsydney-2024-conference/pre-post-rego

Jun
19
Wed
2024
State Versus State – The Origin of Stormwater Funding Models @ Microsoft Teams
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Stormwater NSW hosted a free webinar to compare and contrast how different Australian states fund stormwater management. Hearing from leading stormwater practitioners about their state’s funding models as well as supporting governance arrangements.

The seminar concluded of lessons and opportunities for stormwater funding in NSW.

To view the webinar, click here

Webinar Presenters –

Alexa McAuley, Director, Civille

Alexa has more than 20 years of experience in green and blue infrastructure policy, planning and design. Alexa has substantial experience consulting to local government and has helped many local government clients shift water-sensitive urban design from a niche practice to a mainstream activity, she also has an excellent understanding of the challenges facing local government in funding stormwater management.

Dr Jeremy Cheesman Director, Marsden Jacob Associates

Jeremy is an experienced environmental and resource economist specialising in urban and rural water infrastructure funding and financing. Jeremy works with governments and water businesses across Australia advising on stormwater infrastructure financing and funding mechanisms as well as supporting governance reforms.  Jeremy was a member of the Victorian Stormwater Ministerial Advisory Committee in 2018, led the development of the Victorian approach to urban stormwater offsets and helped regulated water businesses across many Australian states to gain funding for discretionary stormwater investments through customer-facing price submissions.

Cath Thrupp, CEO & Founder of Carbon Planet

Cath is an aquatic ecologist and catchment manager with 25+ years of experience delivering major water and natural resource projects within the private, public & non-profit sectors in Australia and internationally. Cath’s career has encompassed managing environmental aspects of dam operations, wetland and fish assessments, environmental flow monitoring, landscape restoration programs and urban water planning and policy.  She is now focussing on innovative business models for natural resource management. Cath is also President of Stormwater Australia.

Matthew Edgerton, Economist, Frontier Economics

Matthew Edgerton is a consulting economist with more than 20 years’ experience in regulatory economics and public policy. Matt has advised government departments and utilities on a range of issues related to the water sector including regulation, governance, investment evaluation, pricing and cost recovery. This has included, for example, advice to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment on catchment-wide stormwater and waterways governance and cost recovery arrangements in Western Sydney. Matt has also held a senior role in IPART which included overseeing IPART’s regulation of Sydney Water’s prices and charges for its stormwater services and reviewing high-value local council infrastructure contributions plans including proposed charges to recover stormwater infrastructure costs.

To View the Presenters Presentations, click below:

Financing and Funding IWM_WSAA_stormwaterNSW – Jeremy Cheesman

Stormwater management funding slides Alexa June 2024

Stormwater NSW – Financing our Future – Cath Thrupp

Stormwater funding – Matthew Edgerton

To view the webinar, click here.

Aug
19
Mon
2024
ALDE 2024 Conference @ Mantra Lorne
Aug 19 – Aug 21 all-day


Embark on a journey of discovery and innovation at the ALDE 2024 Conference: ‘Connecting the Pieces – Crafting the Future of Land Development.’ Picture land development as an intricate puzzle, where each piece plays a vital role in shaping the future of our communities. Join us to unravel the complexities, explore cutting-edge solutions, and connect with industry leaders who are shaping the landscape of tomorrow.

Register for the Conference Today!

https://gems.eventsair.com/alde-2024/register-now

Sep
25
Wed
2024
How much does WSUD and waterway management cost throughout the lifecycle? @ Teams Webinar
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

More Information to be Announced Soon!

Nov
21
Thu
2024
Where’s The Funding? Building the business case for sustainable stormwater funding @ Function Rooms 4.01 & 4.02, Sydney Water
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

More information coming soon

End of year drinks @ To be confirmed
Nov 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

More information to be announced.